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Dutch politician Geert Wilders calls Moroccans "scum"

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has launched his election campaign by referring to Moroccans as "scum". Wilders was campaigning in a multi-ethnic district near Rotterdam, which is a stronghol

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has launched his election campaign by referring to Moroccans as "scum". Wilders was campaigning in a multi-ethnic district near Rotterdam, which is a stronghol

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Moreno hopes Correa's legacy will carry him to victory in Ecuador

Ecuador's ruling Socialists are hoping Lenin Moreno will be able to carry forward the Correa legacy as the country votes for a new president on Sunday.

Ecuador's ruling Socialists are hoping Lenin Moreno will be able to carry forward the Correa legacy as the country votes for a new president on Sunday.

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Campaigning underway for Dutch election

Observers are predicting the poll will test the anti-establishment sentiment that has swept the UK out of the EU and Donald Trump into the US presidency.

Observers are predicting the poll will test the anti-establishment sentiment that has swept the UK out of the EU and Donald Trump into the US presidency.

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Macron seen winning French presidency in latest poll

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

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Austria's president takes swipe at 'populist' parties.

Austria’s president took another swipe at so-called populist parties on Monday as he held talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Austria’s president took another swipe at so-called populist parties on Monday as he held talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

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EU casts doubt on British growth prospects amid Brexit uncertainty

An official EU forecast published on Monday said that Britain’s economic growth will slow over the next two years amid uncertainty that surrounds the country’s future relationship with the…

An official EU forecast published on Monday said that Britain’s economic growth will slow over the next two years amid uncertainty that surrounds the country’s future relationship with the…

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'I defend the walls of our society': Le Pen launches presidential bid

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen kicks off her French presidential campaign in Lyon, with a promise to protect voters from globalisation.

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen kicks off her French presidential campaign in Lyon, with a promise to protect voters from globalisation.

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"I am the victim of a smear campaign" - Fillon

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

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The French Presidential Race: Who's who?

A rundown of the French presidential candidates and their policies 90 days before the election.

A rundown of the French presidential candidates and their policies 90 days before the election.

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Benoit Hamon wins the fight for the soul of French Socialism

More than 1.3 million voters took part in the run-off vote organised by the French Socialist Party to pick their candidate for the country's upcoming presidential election.

More than 1.3 million voters took part in the run-off vote organised by the French Socialist Party to pick their candidate for the country's upcoming presidential election.

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Fighting for the soul of Socialism in France

A run-off vote pits pro-business ex-premier Manuel Valls against hard-left lawmaker Benoit Hamon to be the party's presidential candidate. Analysts say it could fracture the party and potentially hand

A run-off vote pits pro-business ex-premier Manuel Valls against hard-left lawmaker Benoit Hamon to be the party's presidential candidate. Analysts say it could fracture the party and potentially hand

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Index dubs USA a 'flawed democracy'

'The land of the free' is no longer a 'full democracy' according to an annual index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

'The land of the free' is no longer a 'full democracy' according to an annual index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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Italy: Calls for immediate election after court ruling

Italy’s Constitutional Court has modified a contested electoral law, in a move that could pave the way for early elections this year.

Italy’s Constitutional Court has modified a contested electoral law, in a move that could pave the way for early elections this year.

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MEPs set to vote for new parliament chief

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

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New Year, new election in France

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

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What will happen in 2017?

January: It is likely to be a busy start to the year for Europhiles in Romania and Bulgaria: as soon as they finish celebrations to welcome in the new year, they begin toasting their decade as members

January: It is likely to be a busy start to the year for Europhiles in Romania and Bulgaria: as soon as they finish celebrations to welcome in the new year, they begin toasting their decade as members

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A fourth term in office for Evo Morales?

The Bolivian president has agreed to stand for a fourth mandate in 2019, after his party nominated him as candidate. This is despite a constitutional referendum in February.

The Bolivian president has agreed to stand for a fourth mandate in 2019, after his party nominated him as candidate. This is despite a constitutional referendum in February.

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EU's Schulz set to bow out as candidates line up to replace him

Outgoing European parliament president Martin Schulz has hit out at so-called populist parties as he prepares to run in Germany’s federal elections.

Outgoing European parliament president Martin Schulz has hit out at so-called populist parties as he prepares to run in Germany’s federal elections.

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Both sides in FYROM election claim victory

Macedonia’s parliamentary election appears virtually tied with both sides in the former Yugoslavian Republic claiming victory.

Macedonia’s parliamentary election appears virtually tied with both sides in the former Yugoslavian Republic claiming victory.

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Ex-Interior minister wins presidency in Transdniestria

Voters in Moldova’s breakaway Transdniestria region have elected former interior minister Vadim Krasnoselskii, as their new president.

Voters in Moldova’s breakaway Transdniestria region have elected former interior minister Vadim Krasnoselskii, as their new president.

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What would a Fillon presidency mean for French foreign policy?

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.